1. How did you get involved with VFUK?
I had been heavily involved with my a cappella group Absolute Harmony at university as treasurer and musical director over my four years at Royal Holloway, University of London. I was about to leave the a cappella world as I moved away from university and was searching for ways to continue my love of a cappella when I saw that The Voice Festival was recruiting. After competing in the university competition 2010 and coming to the Festival Weekend, this was the perfect opportunity for me to continue my involvement with this fabulous genre.
2. What is your role within the team?
I am the Youth Programme Manager. I organise our events and opportunities aimed at participants under the age of 18.
3. What has been you favourite VFUK moment so far?
I think it would have to be Festival Weekend. It was a wonderful opportunity that brought so many a cappella groups together in one place. I was privileged to be part of such a wonderful event and proves that you don’t have to be part of group to come and join in. I came on my own on the first day and managed to bring a friend the second.
4. Who is your favourite professional group?
Ooo, that’s tough. ViveSwingleSingersTheKingsSingersVoces8 …does that count as one?
5. Have you got any secret talent/fact to share with everyone?
I play the sitar-an Indian string instrument.
6. Sum up VF-UK in 3 words
Inspiring, inclusive, FUN!
7. What do you do outside of the a cappella world?
At the moment I’m finishing my masters degree in ethnomusicology but I’m soon to start teacher training as a secondary school music teacher.